Last updated: 14.06.2019​
 Economic and Financial Data For Malta
​The data shown in this page correspond to the data described on the International Monetary Fund's Dissemination Statdards Bulletin Board (DSBB). For a full explanation of the DSBB and the statistical standards to which Malta has committed, please click on DSBB homepage
​Abbreviations used:​ ​NSO ​National Statistics Office
​N/A ​not available
​Unless otherwise indicated, data are not seasonally adjusted.
 
 REAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 GDP at current prices  Euro millions Q1/19 3,092.0    3,120.9    090/2019 06/06/2019
 GDP at constant prices  Euro millions Q1/19   2,479.8    2,692.0    090/2019 06/06/2019​
 Production Index  2015=100 Apr/19 97.0    97.6    089/2019​​ 05/06/2019​​​​​​​​​
 Employment  Persons Q4/18 239,427    239,544    048/2019 25/03/2019​​
 Unemployment  Persons Q4/18 8,713    9,065       
 Wages/Earnings  Euro Q4/18 19,036    19,076       
 Consumer Price Index  2015=100 May/19 107.0    105.6    093/2019​ 14/06/2019​​​​​
 Producer Price Index  2015=100 Apr/19
107.7    108.4    083/2019 28/05/2019​​​​​​​​
 FISCAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 General Government Operations          060/2019
 23/04/2019
 Revenue  Euro millions 2018 4,783.3    4,429.4       
 Expenditure  Euro millions 2018
4,532.4    4,042.2       
   Interest payments  Euro millions 2018
187.7    205.0       
 Net lending(+)/borrowing (-)  Euro millions 2018
250.8    387.2       
 Net acquisition of financial assets  Euro millions 2018
248.4    200.1       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2018
-145.1     89.9       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2018
100.7     0.0       
   Loans  Euro millions 2018
36.3    21.5       
   Equity and investment fund shares  Euro millions 2018
55.5    94.7       
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2018
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts receivables  Euro millions 2018
201.0    -6.0       
 Net incurrence of liabilites  Euro millions 2018
35.6    -197.9       
   Currency and deposits  Euro millions 2018
99.4    105.8       
   Debt securities   Euro millions 2018
-165.1    -186.1         
   Loans  Euro millions 2018
37.3    21.5       
   Equity and investment fund shares  Euro millions 2018
0.0    0.0       
   Financial derivatives  Euro millions 2018
0.0    0.0       
   Other accounts payables  Euro millions 2018
64.0    -139.1       
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant  Euro millions 2018
38.1    -10.8       
             
 Central Government Operations1            31/05/2019​​​​
 Revenue Euro millions Apr/19
344.5    300.7     
 Expenditure Euro millions Apr/19 354.3    372.0       
 Cash surplus (+) / deficit (-) Euro millions Apr/19
-9.8    -71.3       
 Net acquisition of financial assets, excluding cash Euro millions Apr/19
0.0    0.0       
 Net incurrence of liabilities Euro millions Apr/19
0.0    139.0       
 Net cash inflow, financing activities Euro millions Apr/19​
0.0    139.0       
 Net change in the stock of cash Euro millions Apr/19​
-9.8    67.7     
 Statistical discrepancy, if relevant Euro millions Apr/19
0.0    0.0       
             
 Central Government Debt2         End of period position 29/03/2019​​
 Total Gross Central Government Debt Euro millions Q4/18 5,635.2    5,513.4       
   Currency and Deposits Euro millions Q4/18
277.0    276.4       
   Debt securities Euro millions Q4/18
4,999.4    4,891.8       
      Short-term Euro millions Q4/18
290.0    325.5       
      Long-term Euro millions Q4/18
4,709.4    4,566.3       
   Loans Euro millions Q4/18
358.8    345.2       
      Short-term Euro millions Q4/18
41.2    35.4       
      Long-term Euro millions Q4/18
317.6    309.8       
 Guaranteed debt Euro millions Q4/18
1,071.1    1,083.9       
 FINANCIAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous Time Series
description latest data data period data
 Analytical accounts of the banking sector       Banking Sector 
 Contribution to Euro-area M3            
 Narrow money (or M1) Euro millions Apr/19
16,147.3    16,290.2       
 Intermediate Money (or M2) Euro millions Apr/19
19,794.2    20,024.6       
 Broad Money (or M3) Euro millions Apr/19
20,335.0    20,231.5       
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions Apr/19
18,688.9    18,625.8       
    Residents of Malta Euro millions Apr/19
13,946.5    13,914.1       
      General government Euro millions Apr/19
3,030.6    3,000.7       
      Other Euro millions Apr/19
10,916.0    10,913.4       
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions Apr/19​
4,742.3    4,711.7       
      General government Euro millions Apr/19
1,649.2    1,592.3       
      Other Euro millions Apr/19
3,093.1    3,119.4       
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions Apr/19​
5,418.2    5,566.5       
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions Apr/19
3,772.0    3,960.8       
 
 Analytical accounts of the central bank      
   Central Bank
 Currency Issued Euro millions May/19
1,273.1    1,270.7       
 Deposit Liabilities Euro millions May/19
137.6    135.3       
 Credit Counterpart Euro millions May/19
1,684.6    1,684.4       
    Residents of Malta Euro millions May/19
1,278.6    1,271.1       
      General government Euro millions May/19
1,271.1    1,263.5       
      Other Euro millions May/19
7.5    7.5       
    Residents of Euro-area Euro millions May/19
406.0    413.3       
      General government Euro millions May/19
383.9    396.0       
      Other Euro millions May/19
22.1    17.3   
   
 External counterpart (net) Euro millions May/19
1,625.1    1,556.5   
 
 Other counterparts (net) Euro millions May/19
1,899.0    1,834.8   
   
 
 Interest Rates            Interest Rates
 Weighted average lending rate   Apr/19 3.48    3.49       
 Weighted average deposit rate   Apr/19 0.30    0.32       
 Treasury Bill 3-months  rate http://www.centralbankmalta.org/treasury-bills
 Government securities (ISMA yields) http://www.centralbankmalta.org/malta-government-stocks
 Main refinancing operations of the ECB http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
 
Financial Soundness Indicators
 Stock Market: Share Price Index http://www.borzamalta.com.mt/
 EXTERNAL SECTOR            
 SDDS Data Category and Component1/   Observations More information
Unit Period of Latest Previous NSO News Time Series
description latest data data period data Releases
 Balance of Payments         44/2019  18/03/2019​​​​
 Current account Euro millions Q4/18 190.3    549.2       
   Exports of goods and services Euro millions Q4/18 4,332.9    4,806.2       
   Imports of goods and services Euro millions Q4/18 3,837.5    3,915.0       
   Net primary income Euro millions Q4/18 -275.3    -312.9       
   Net secondary income Euro millions Q4/18 -29.9    -29.0       
 Capital account3 Euro millions Q4/18 50.0    2.5       
 Financial account3 Euro millions Q4/18 -40.6    187.4       
 Direct investment assets3 Euro millions Q4/18 -1,473.3    -1,407.8       
 Direct investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q4/18 915.3    982.8       
 Portfolio investment assets3 Euro millions Q4/18 1,187.7    687.2       
 Portfolio investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q4/18 109.4    48.1       
 Net financial derivatives3 Euro millions Q4/18 -21.3    74.0       
 Other investment assets3 Euro millions Q4/18 -826.9    1,676.4       
 Other investment liabilities3 Euro millions Q4/18 -2,072.4    -193.9       
 Reserve assets3 Euro millions Q4/18 45.6    -5.3       
  Net errors and omissions Euro millions Q4/18 -281.0    -364.3       
 
 International Reserves (Official Reserve Assets)         Official Reserves
 Foreign currency reserves Euro millions May/19 688.7    721.3       
 IMF reserve position Euro millions May/19
35.4    35.4       
 SDRs Euro millions May/19
108.0    107.9       
 Gold Euro millions May/19​
10.6    10.4       
 Other reserve assets Euro millions May/19
-7.6    -5.3       
 
 Data Template on International Reserves and
 Foreign Currency Liquidity
Euro millions Apr/19
869.66    873.90    Reserves Template
 
 Merchandise Trade (Foreign Trade)         091/2019  10/06/2019​​​​​​​​
 Trade balance Euro millions Apr/19 -234.2    -735.8    Cut-off date 03/06/2019
 Total merchandise exports (f.o.b.) Euro millions Apr/19
231.5    281.4    Data for the previous month are as on cut-off date.
 Total merchandise imports (c.i.f.) Euro millions Apr/19
465.7    1,017.2     
 
 International investment position         045/2019​ 20/03/2019​​​
   International Investment Position, net Euro millions Q4/18 8,083.0    8,656.3    Previous period refers to Q3/2018
 Assets Euro millions Q4/18
248,856.0    248,592.5   
   Direct investment Euro millions Q4/18 74,923.1    75,014.6       
   Portfolio investment Euro millions Q4/18 115,368.0    113,736.2       
     Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q4/18 99,462.7    97,717.6       
     Debt securities Euro millions Q4/18 15,905.3    16,018.5       
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q4/18 2,029.6    2,699.9       
     Other investment Euro millions Q4/18 55,640.3    56,326.4       
     Reserve assets Euro millions Q4/18 895.0    815.5       
 Liabilities Euro millions Q4/18 240,773.0    239,936.1       
     Direct investment Euro millions Q4/18 193,680.8    190,628.8       
     Portfolio investment Euro millions Q4/18 3,947.2    3,825.5       
      Equity and investment fund shares Euro millions Q4/18 3,274.1    3,203.7       
      Debt securities Euro millions Q4/18 673.1    621.8       
   Financial derivatives and employee stock options 4 Euro millions Q4/18 1,182.6    1,801.0       
   Other investment Euro millions Q4/18 41,962.4    43,680.8       
 
 External Debt Euro millions Q4/18 91,492.7    92,354.1    Central Bank of Malta
end of period position
 
 Exchange Rates http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/index.en.html
 
 Population Persons 2017 475,701    460,297     11/07/2018
1 Comprises the operation of the consolidated and the sinking fund
2 Derived from the NSO News Release 'Quarterly Accounts for General Government'
3 Increases in assets and liabilities are shown as positive, while decreases are shown as negative
4 Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options
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